Kurt Zouma was absolutely brilliant for West Ham United against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The 27-year-old centre-back was a rock at the back for the Hammers and didn’t give the Chelsea attackers a sniff today.

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Signed for £30 million from Chelsea last summer, Zouma has proven to be a huge hit at the London Stadium (BBC).

David Moyes insisted on signing the Frenchman and that has proven to be a really good move from the Scot.

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Zouma is incredibly athletic, quick along the ground and very strong in the air.

And he was at his best this afternoon against his old club.

Kurt Zouma puts in top class display for West Ham against Chelsea

The 27-year-old put in one of his finest performances in a West Ham shirt this afternoon.

Zouma had 45 touches and won four aerial duels. He made one interception and 11 clearances (Who Scored).

Kurt Zouma was brilliant for West Ham United against Chelsea today
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The West Ham star made 33 passes and recorded an impressive completion rate of 84.9% (Who Scored).

Zouma is clearly a top-class centre-back and we’re very lucky to have him at West Ham.

Keeping him fit for the entirety of the season will be absolutely pivotal for the Hammers and our chances of success will hinge heavily on Zouma’s fitness and form.

His performance today against Chelsea proved just how important he is to this West Ham team.

It was such a shame that he ended up on the losing team this afternoon. He certainly didn’t deserve that.

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